Durango School Board to hold work session
The next Durango School Board work session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 9-R Board Room in the Administration Building. The work session will address the search for a new superintendent and will be immediately followed by a regular school board meeting. All are welcome.
A copy of the proposed agenda can be found at www.boarddocs.com/co/dsd/Board.nsf/Public by 5 p.m. Friday.
Title VII meeting to be held at Needham
Native American students and families are invited to the Fall Feast Potluck from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Needham Elementary School cafeteria, at 2425 West Third Ave., to find out more about the Title VII Program and to share fellowship with other Native Americans in the district. Mutton stew and drinks will be provided.
High school students and families are asked to bring fry bread, tortillas or traditional main dish. Middle school students and families are asked to bring a side dish. Elementary school students and families are asked to bring dessert.
For more information, contact Bruce LeClaire at 247-5411, ext. 1107, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No school Oct. 14 for 9-R students
There will be no school Oct. 14 for 9-R students as teachers and staff members participate in the districtwide Professional Development Day for training in various areas of interest. School will resume Oct. 17.
Durango FFA selects officers
The Durango High School FFA selected three students for its Southwest FFA District officer team.
The following students will serve and represent all of the FFA chapters in the Southwest Colorado District for the next year: Skkye Moreno, president; Chantel Campbell, vice president; and Ashley Little, secretary.
DHS parents can meet teachers
DHS parents are reminded to call in for parent/teacher conferences scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13. To schedule an appointment, call 259-1630, ext. 2327, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Monday.
Volunteers are needed to help with scheduling. To volunteer either day, call Martie at 259-1630, ext. 2300, or email email@example.com
Escalante Middle School announces events
Escalante Middle School will hold fall parent/teacher conferences from 2:30 to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. Students received sign-up information Oct. 3. To schedule a conference, call 247-9490, ext. 2800.
The first Escalante 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held Oct. 16. Registration will be at 1 p.m., with the event at 2 p.m. A celebration with food, music, awards and drawings will follow.
Escalantes second annual Empty Bowl Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the school. The cost is $5. The dinner is part of the Empty Bowls Project, an international project designed to fight hunger that began in Michigan in 1991. Students create ceramic bowls and then serve a simple meal of soup and bread. In addition to bowls created by the Escalante students in Ms. Bowmans art classes, bowls created by numerous local artists will be available as part of a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Manna Soup Kitchen.
Florida Mesa announces Citizens of the Month
Florida Mesa Elementary School teachers have chosen students as Citizens of the Month. These students demonstrated a firm grasp of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Traits of Caring and Risk-taking. They are:
Kanaan Garlington, Jaelin Rodriquez, Bryce Toppin, Micha Brown, Quincy Terrill, Aleisha Natanabah, Brooke Cronister, Garrett Baker, Tymira Tsosie, Lilly Sinclair, Joshua Yu, Hannah Cronister, Landon Roberts, Isiah Evans, Lukas Petranek, Teddy Evans, Paige Ammerman, Nakai Lovato, Estevan Sanchez, Amelia OToole, Sage Davis, Aulden Hahn, Bella Rodriquez, Bell Bennion, Jackie Wise, Marcos Sanchez.
Animas Valley announces Huskies of the Week
Animas Valley Elementary School announces Huskies of the Week for Commitment:
Kindergarten, John Jacobs;
First grade, Nikolas Hernandez, Ann Marie Austin, Jeremiah Rohrich, Amelia Davenport;
Third grade, Evan Gibbons, Noah Pritchard;
Fourth grade, Jamie Lobato, Katelyn Rivera, Josh Dearien;
Fifth grade, Hoden Blau, Josh Johnson.
Space Club starts Thursday
The Miller Middle School Space Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday in Room 312.
Fundraising and scholarships to attend to Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., from June 10 to 15 will be discussed.
Visit www.spacecamp.org for details. Call Diana Wright at 247-1418, ext. 2534, for more information.
Needham Elementary announces events
Needham Elementary School is offering a free 14-session parenting class beginning Oct. 19. The class, Incredible Years, is designed for parents of children ages 3 to 10. Learn research-based strategies for improving your childs behavior and how to help your child be successful in school. Child care will be provided. For more information, call Sallie Kautter at 247-4791, ext. 3604.
Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13, starting at 1:40 p.m. both days. Students will be released at 1:30 p.m. to allow parents to talk with teachers about their students progress. Call the Needham office for times and information at 247-4791.
Park to celebrate Walk to School Week
Park Elementary School will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Week on Friday.
Students, teachers, administrators, the Durango Police Department and parents will gather on the playing field south of the school after the pledge of allegiance for an all-school walk in recognition of International Walk to School Week.
Participants should gather at 8:10 a.m. and will walk from 8:15 to 8:30 a.m.
Animas High events announced
Animas High School announces these events:
Tours are available at 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 247-2474 to reserve a spot for a tour.
John Fishers class will have an exhibit on display from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Strater Hotel. As part of the Durango Heritage Celebration, Animas High ninth-grade students will present identity masks and essays exploring their social identities and contrasting their experiences today with Durangoans living at the turn of the last century. The public is welcome.
The Parent Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school.
Shirelle Garcia graduates in Arizona
Elco Garcia and Naomi Russell announce the recent graduation of their daughter, Shirelle Jasmine Garcia, from Northern Arizona University.
Garcia graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and emphasis in Spanish. She was recognized as having made the School of Educations deans list in the fall of 2010. Garcia completed her student teaching at Balz Elementary School in Phoenix in the spring of 2011.
Garcia is a 2006 graduate of Ignacio High School.
Sterling Abbe named to deans list
Sterling Abbe, an elementary education major, was named to the deans list at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., for the spring 2011 semester.
To be named to the deans list, students must have a grade point average for the semester of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale.
Sterling is a 2008 graduate of Durango High School and daughter of Gina Abbe of Durango.
Continuing Education classes offered at FLC
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education is offering these classes:
Writing Your Wild Life, with Rachel Turiel, will be held Wednesday evenings, Oct. 12-Dec. 7. Learn to tame your inner critic so you can get down to the business of writing. Turiel will discuss techniques for mining your own life for details and inspiration. Cost is $154 for eight classes.
Getting Paid to Talk Make Money with Your Voice, an introduction to professional voice-overs presented by Voice Coaches Creative Development Group, will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Learn all the basics, including how to prepare a demo, how to be successful and how to earn an income. Cost is $59.
Registration deadline is today. For more information, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Ignacio announces meal program policy
Eligible students in the Ignacio School District may receive free and reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
Each school has a copy of the complete policy available for review at the principals office.
Application forms are being provided to all homes with a letter to parents. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility.
Applications from families receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the Food Distribution Program on Indian reservations need to include only childrens names, case numbers and the signature of an adult household member.
Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. If a family is not eligible now but has a decrease in income, an increase in size or becomes eligible for benefits, a family member may fill out an application at that time.
Its About Kids program set for Oct. 13
The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County invites you to Its About Kids, a presentation by Colorado Childrens Campaign of the 2011 Kids Count in Colorado! report, from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Early Childhood Training Center, 1315 Main Ave., No. 124, in the Northpoint Mall.
Limited parking is available. RSVP to Jen Dallmann at email@example.com or 247-5960, ext. 25. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Kids Count in Colorado! report, released each year by the Colorado Childrens Campaign, provides statewide and county-by-county data about a range of factors affecting childrens health, education and overall well-being.
The Colorado Childrens Campaign is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on improving the quality of child health, K-12 education and early childhood experiences.
FLC offers free sessions for adult learners
Adults can learn how to enroll at Fort Lewis College and how to apply for financial aid at free information sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday in Program Room 3 at the Durango Public Library.
For more information, call 247-7670.
Local graduate receives award
Hilary Leroux of Durango, a recent fashion design graduate of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, received the Toby Markulin Swimwear Critic Award for Most Creative Swimwear and the Frank Agostino Critic Award for Collections. Her graduation ceremony was held May 15.
Florida Mesa announces events
Florida Mesa Elementary School announces these events:
Parent/teacher Conferences will be Oct. 12 and 13.
The World Bicycle Tour assembly will be Oct. 17.
The School Based Health Clinic open house will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
The Harvest Carnival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
For more information, call 247-4250.
Liberty School to hold gifted testing
The Liberty School will offer testing opportunities for students in grades one to seven who may be struggling or frustrated academically from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 at the school, 215 E. 12th St.
Joyce Bilgrave will administer a series of nationally normed academic achievement testing in reading and math to determine areas of need and grade level achievement. Robert Seney will administer the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test Two. There is a fee of $50 for either test.
To schedule an evaluation, call the school at 385-4834.